Higher first-pass intubation success rate using McGrath™ MAC video laryngoscope

A recent multicenter randomized controlled trial study demonstrates that using McGrath™ videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy improves first-pass tracheal intubation success in patients having elective surgery.Therefore practitioners may consider using this device as first choice for tracheal intubation.


With the McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope, you can be better prepared for the unexpected.

Routine use of the McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope (VL) improves first attempt success rate2 and lessens hemodynamic response6,7 while improving economic benefits,8,9 when compared to the traditional direct visualization (DL) technique. McGRATH™ MAC VL provides greater visualization3,4,8 with a familiar Macintosh blade, preparing you for the unexpected during every intubation.

Evolution of a familiar technique

A durable, warranty-protected instrument you can count on — during every intubation.

  • 2 X increased light spread*
  • 3 X brighter*
  • 4 X more pixels*


The McGrath™ MAC video laryngoscope provides a simple and convenient8,9 solution for intubation.

The latest design offers:*,5

  • Enhanced optics
  • Increased durability
  • Intelligent battery management

One System.
Always available.

So it can always be your choice on the first attempt.

The McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope is cost-effective8,9 — so it’s within reach for every intubation.

And with disposable, sterile blades and flexible cleaning options, this VL is ready when you are.

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The  McGrath™ MAC video laryngoscope features enhanced optics* and is durable for routine use.5

McGrath™ MAC video laryngoscope provides:


After failed tracheal intubation with direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy is the most commonly used and most successful rescue technique.10

Compared to direct laryngoscopy, routine use of the McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope has demonstrated an improved first pass success rate.2

Clinicians should consider routine use of the McGRATH™ MAC VL to reduce the likelihood of difficult intubations regardless of whether a difficult intubation is anticipated.11,12

  • * Compared to the previous McGrath™ MAC

  • 1. Kriege M, Noppens RR, Turkstra T, et al. A multicentre randomised controlled trial of the McGrath™ Mac videolaryngoscope versus conventional laryngoscopy. Anaesthesia. 2023;78(6):722-729. doi:10.1111/anae.15985

  • 2. Kriege et al. Evaluation of the McGRATH™ MAC and Macintosh laryngoscope for tracheal intubation. Br J Anaesth. 2020; 125(1): e209

  • 3. Gaszyński T. The visualization of glottis during intubation's efforts in super obese patients: a comparison of total track video intubating laryngeal mask and McGrath MAC videolaryngoscope. J Clin Monit Comput. 2017;31(6):1329-1332.

  • 4. De Jong A, Pouzeratte Y, Laplace A, et al. Macintosh Videolaryngoscope for Intubation in the Operating Room: A Comparative Quality Improvement Project. Anesth Analg. 2021;132(2):524-535. doi:10.1213/ANE.0000000000005031

  • 5. McGrath MAC Operator's Manual PT00095638A00. Medtronic.

  • 6. Altun D, Ali A, Çamcı E, Özonur A, Seyhan TÖ. Haemodynamic Response to Four Different Laryngoscopes. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2018;46(6):434-440

  • 7. Yokose M, Mihara T, Kuwahara S, Goto T. Effect of the McGRATH™ MAC Video Laryngoscope on Hemodynamic Response during Tracheal Intubation: A Retrospective Study. PLoS One. 2016;11(5):e0155566

  • 8. Moucharite MA, Zhang J, Giffin R. Factors and Economic Outcomes Associated with Documented Difficult Intubation in the United States. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2021;13:227–239

  • 9. Zhang J, Jiang W, Urdaneta F. Economic analysis of the use of video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy in the surgical setting. J Comp Eff Res. Jul2021;10(10):831-844

  • 10. Aziz MF, Brambrink AM, Healy DW, et al. Success of Intubation Rescue Techniques after Failed Direct Laryngoscopy in Adults: A Retrospective Comparative Analysis from the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group. Anesthesiology. 2016;125(4):656-666.

  • 11. Alvis BD, Hester D, Watson D, Higgins M, St Jacques P. Randomized controlled trial comparing the McGrath MAC video laryngoscope with the King Vision video laryngoscope in adult patients. Minerva Anestesiol. 2016;82(1):30-35

  • 12 Lewis SR, Butler AR, Parker J, Cook TM, Schofield-Robinson OJ, Smith AF. Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for adult patients requiring tracheal intubation: a Cochrane Systematic Review. British journal of anaesthesia. 2017;119(3):369-383